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Local Industrial Engine Repair Business Expands to Compete on National Level

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PASCO, WA. -- A pretty unique company in the Tri-Cities is expanding to compete for business on a national level. 

This motor behind me is one of the motors that helps run the Wallula paper mill. And it's being repaired here at H&N Electric, in their brand new facility that took a year and a half to build.     

Now that it's done, workers here are working on some of the most advanced motors in the world.

If it moves something, it could some day end up here for repairs. 

"Rotating equipment," Nathan Glessner, a Plant Manager with H&N Electric said. "Any rotating equipment. From pumps to motors to gear boxes, wind turbine generators, industrial rock crusher generators."

And these guys work on some pretty cool pieces of equipment. Like this 40,000 pound thing. 

"Three thousand horsepower DC motor out of Santa Fe Springs, California," Glessner said. "It's for testing gear boxes that are being manufactured for navy battleships."

A shop like this is very unique. They're mostly found elsewhere.  

"Larger shops would typically be in the bigger metropolitan areas, Portland. Seattle, Spokane," Glessner told us. 

But H&N's location in Pasco, has actually been an important part of their success. 

"Really it's the crossroads of a lot of regions," Glessner said. 

In fact business has gone so well over the more than 34 years in the community, that their internationally known owners, Timken, put in $7 million to expand. 

"We were completely grown out of it," Glessner said. "From our conference rooms, to our lunch rooms, break rooms, bathrooms, just the overall plant we had grown out of and we just needed a bigger facility."

For Nathan Glessner, he's in a job that was perfect for him ever since he was young. 

"It's what I've done since I was a young kid is work on my own cars and trucks and motorcycles," Glessner said. 

Nathan has worked his way through the ranks at H&N, starting at the company not long after he graduated Columbia Burbank High School. 

"It's been amazing obviously for the facility but more than that, I think it's been intriguing to watch the employees grow," Glessner told us. 

Now Nathan can be a part of the tremendous growth of H&N, as their new Pasco plant competes for business on a big scale. 

With the new space, H&N Electric is looking to expand their work force as well. They're looking to hire several dozen skilled technicians to work here. If you're interested, click here and click on their "careers" tab to apply.